Saffron chickpea spread (crema di ceci)

The Italian word aperitivo is derived from the Latin aperire, which means: to open. In many ways, an aperitivo is precisely that: the beginning (or opening) of a meal, with the intention of stimulating (again, opening) one's appetite. 

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Sweet and savoury granola

Granola is one of those recipes that isn't a recipe at all, but rather a formula (on which arise infinite variations) and a very simple procedure. I have been using the same granola formula for a number of years now, across many different countries and with various ovens...

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Sweet potato gnocchi

I'd like to stress the importance of a good cooking technique, if you're hoping to get pillowy soft, melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi. In Artusi's cookbook from 1891, La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene, he recounts the story of a woman who, upon stirring her gnocchi in the boiling water...

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